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Monk Turner's Calendar


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A song for every month of the year.


1 - Hot July
[MusicBrainz (recording)]

Notes

Welcome to Monk Turner's Calendar on archive.org.
A song for every month of the year.

For more on Monk Turner's concept albums visit:
http://www.monkturner.com

Listen to the album via the the player above or to download tracks to your computer, scroll to the bottom of this page for download instructions.

1. January 1st
Words and music by Beniamino 'monk' Turner
Saxophone arrangement by Chad Bloomstien
Monk: Programing, Bass, Guitar
Chad Bloomstien: Tenor Saxophone, Rhodes, Vocals
Marcel Camargo: Vocals, Lead Guitar
Zach Lewis: Drums
Recorded at PCH Studios (South Central LA, CA USA), Ye Olde Sexy Studio (Sherman Oaks, CA USA), Sogo Studios (Little Tokyo, CA USA), Casa Camargo (Hollywood, CA USA)

2. Valentines Day Directions for the Lonely
Words and Music by Beniamino 'monk' Turner
Monk: Vocals, Programming
Mara Ramierez-Palomares: Pregnant Mom
Recorded at Ye Olde Sexy Studio (Sherman Oaks, CA USA), Sogo Studios (Little Tokyo, CA USA) and PCH Studios (South Central LA, CA USA)

3. March in March
Words and Music by Beniamino 'monk' Turner
Monk: Rally Leader, Guitar, Bongos, Congas, Programing
Gods Will: Vocals
Chad Bloomstien: Tenor Saxophone
Zach Lewis: Drums
Nancy Ramierez and Mara Ramierez-Palomares: Protesters
Recorded at Ye Olde Sexy Studio (Sherman Oaks, CA USA), Sogo Studios (Little Tokyo, CA USA) and PCH Studios (South Central LA, CA USA)

4. April Girl
Words and Music by Beniamino 'monk' Turner
Monk: Bass, Programming, Bongos, Congas
Chad Bloomstien: Flute
Marcel Camago: Vocals
Recorded at Ye Olde Sexy Studio (Sherman Oaks, CA USA), Sogo Studios (Little Tokyo, CA USA), Casa Camago (Hollywood, CA USA) and PCH Studios (South Central LA, CA USA)

5. Merry May
Words and Music by Beniamino 'monk' Turner
Monk: Vocals, Programming
Recorded at Ye Olde Sexy Studio
(Sherman Oaks, CA USA), Sogo Studios (Little Tokyo, CA USA), Casa Camago (Hollywood, CA USA) and PCH Studios (South Central LA, CA USA)

6. June (I Hate This Month)
Words and Music by Beniamino 'monk' Turner
Monk: Vocals, Programming
Chad Bloomstien: Vocals
Zach Lewis: Drums
Mara Ramierez Palomares: Pregnant Roudy Drunkard
Recorded at Ye Olde Sexy Studio (Sherman Oaks, CA USA), Sogo Studios (Little Tokyo, CA USA), and PCH Studios (South Central LA, CA USA)

7. Hot July
Music by Beniamino 'monk' Turner and Chris Warrior Words by Beniamino 'monk' Turner, Paris Montgomery, William Glenn, Mario Alvarado, and Luke Patterson Produced by Chris Warrior and Warrior Productions
Monk: Programming, Guitar
Chris Warrior: Keys
Paris Montgomery: Vocals
Gods Will: 1st MC
Adige34: 2nd MC
2izz: 3rd MC
Recorded at PCH Studios (South Central LA, CA USA)

8. Agustus
Words and Music by Beniamino 'monk' Turner and Burt Cruz
Monk: Vocals,
Guitar, Bass, SK1, Kermit
Burt VeraCruz: Fairy Flute, Djembe, Shaker, Vocals
Recorded at Sogo Studios (Little Tokyo, CA USA)

9. Labor Day Sale
Words and Music by Beniamino 'monk' Turner
Monk: Programming, Congas, Bongos
Chad Bloomstien: Vocals
Antoine Salem: Lead Guitar
Nick Ratliff: Bells
Recorded at Ye Olde Sexy Studio (Sherman Oaks, CA USA), Sogo Studios (Little Tokyo, CA USA), and PCH Studios (South Central LA, CA USA)

10. Halloween Night
Words and Music by Beniamino 'monk' Turner
Produced by Chris Warrior and Chris Warrior Productions
Monk: Programming, Guitar, Vocals
Chris Warrior: Quincy's Cathedral Organ
Steve Calliway: Scary Man
PCH Youth Choir: Spooky sounds and scary singing
Recorded at PCH Studios (South Central LA, CA USA)

11. Turkey Time
Words and Music by Beniamino 'monk' Turner
Monk: Guitar, Bass, Programming, Dinner Guest
Nick Ratliff: Vocals, Dinner Guest
Zach Lewis: Dinner Guest
Charles Pasarell: Dinner Guest
Recorded at Sogo Studios (Little Tokyo, CA USA), and PCH Studios (South Central LA, CA USA)

12. December Song
Words and Music by Beniamino 'monk' Turner
Monk: Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Nick Ratliff: Guitar
Zach Lewis: Drums
APCH Youth Choir: Spooky sounds and scary singing
Recorded at Sogo Studios (Little Tokyo, CA USA), and PCH Studios (South Central LA, CA USA), Sonic Ocean Studios (Downtown LA, CA)

All songs recorded
September 2007-January 2008
All tracks recorded using Protools LE on an Intel Based Macintosh All songs published by Rabid Hit
Music(ASCAP) except Hot July which appears on "Get Involved". Email for publishing information.
For licensing or more information contact:
monkturner@hotmail.com

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS:
Think of this page as a virtual album. You can either download the tracks individually,
play them from within your web browser, or stream the album. You can also access Monk Turner's other concept albums. All downloads are free.

TO LISTEN TO INDIVIDUAL TRACKS: Simply scroll down to the bottom of this page. Songs are listed as links to play them.

TO DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM: Simply click "Whole Directory" under the download tab to the right.

TO STREAM THE ALBUM: Simply click "VBRM3U" under the stream menu.

TO HEAR PREVIOUS CONCEPT ALBUMS: Simply click on the "Monk Turner" link.

Reviews

Reviewer: Jo March - - August 27, 2008
Subject: This year i have mostly been ...
Monday, 7 January: Ate the last of the Christmas leftovers. Listened to January 1st by Monk Turner - hopeful, melancholy, White-Album-worthy guitar riffs and a hint of the epic.

Friday, 15 February: Fuck couples. Listened to 'Valentines Directions for the Lonely'. Damn, that Monk Turner is sillier and wickeder than the Beastie Boys. He's got a damn fine sense of timing. Wonder if he's single ...

Tuesday, 18 March: Five years of war. Combatted it with MT's loungey protest song 'March in March'. Longin' for peace with a sax. (And when do we want it? Now.)

Sunday, 13 April: Felt laid-back, wistful yet groovy. Felt like an interlude. Felt like 'April Girl.'

Saturday, 31 May: This month is a two-timing ho. I celebrated it with all the Taurans by playing 'Merry May'. It was '80s-tastic, not to mention all the danceable beats.

Thursday, 12 June: MT stopped by. We talked about June. He hates this month. He played a rowdy, boozy, goofy circus-romp of a song about heartbreak. It was like crawling inside his head - sticky but fun. (Take me to the bridge - and bring them horns.)

Wednesday, 23 July: Hot. Deadly. Summer in South Central. Nothing for it but MT's 'Hot July'. Infectious hip-hop with politics and playground taunts, topped with salsa. I think we'll survive.

Saturday, 9 August: Watched docu-drama about Emperor Augustus. It was shit compared to Monk's song, which combines hardcore Roman dictatorship with Monty Python. Features a cameo by Kermit the Frog. (Don't hate the player, love the panpipes.)

Monday, 1 September: Avoided the shops and listened to 'Labour Day Sale'. All the shopping-wonderland muzak, none of the hassle.

Friday, 31 October: Woke to hair-metal music and kids waving flashlights. Luckily it was just 'Halloween Night' left on repeat on the stereo.

Wednesday, 26 November: Will never have time to make dinner tomorrow. All the stores are sold out of Tofurkey. Might just kick back with MT's 'Turkey Time' - a dose of Bill and Ted doing Rammstein in the Style of the Beach Boys. A toast to health -- and mashed potatoes.

Friday, 19 December: Got sad thinking of another year over, but listened to Monk Turner's 'December Song' and saw the whole year flash before my eyes, like a crazy party of people around a mic. And we can do it all again next year ...
Reviewer: blocSonic - - July 8, 2008
Subject: As always...
...terrific release... and "Hot July" is SLAMMIN'!
Reviewer: Timsmall12 - - January 17, 2008
Subject: Amazing!
what a cool idea for an album!!!!! i love it!!!!!
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